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Nog'ora - Uzbek traditional musical instrument

Instrument of Uzbek Music, No'gora

The Nog'ora is a Uzbek drum with a rounded back and a hide head, usually played in pairs. It is thus a membranophone of the kettle drum variety.

The term Naqqāra comes from the Arabic verb Naqr - that means "to strike, beat".

The instrument was also adopted in Europe following the Crusades, and known as the Naccaire or Naker.

This percussion instrument is often played in pairs, where one Naqqara will produce low pitch beats called Nar and the other for the high pitch beats. The instruments are beaten with short wooden sticks bent outward at the upper ends called Damka.


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